Springfield man who fled to Mexico will spend the rest of his life in prison for sex crimes


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — David King, who tried to avoid being sentenced for multiple sex offenses in Greene County by fleeing to another country, has been sentenced and will spend the rest of his life in prison.

King was sentenced on Friday, December 10.

Authorities with the U.S Marshal-Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office located King in October. He was arrested in Reynosa, Mexico. Authorities had issued a warrant for his arrest a month earlier after King failed to show up for his scheduled sentencing hearing.

King was sentenced to:

  • Five life terms on each of his five statutory sodomy convictions
  • Seven years for child molestation
  • Four years on each of two second-degree statutory sodomy convictions

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